Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Outdoor Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants.
7th annual Fall Classic
Nov. 8, Lake Springs Ramp
Larry Lesser reporting
Tommy Shaw, 11 pounds, 11 ounces, $1,039. Joey Zielinski, 11 pounds, 10 ounces, $594. Steve Debord, 11 pounds, 6 ounces, $445. Van Dixon, 11 pounds, $356. Chris Toole, 10 pounds, 11 ounces, $297. John Jones, 10 pounds, 6 ounces, $237. Big fish: Jones, 5 pounds, $650.
Georgia-Florida Bass Trails
Jan. 17: Thurmond Lake, Fort Gordon Recreation Area; Feb. 21: Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park; March 28: Lake Murray, P&L Landing; April 25: Lake Russell, Calhoun Falls State Park; May 23: Thurmond Lake, Hawe Creek Ramp, June 20: Lake Murray, P&L Landing. Membership fee: $20 per angler. Entry fee: $120 per team. Optional big fish pot: $10. Payback 70 percent ($24 of each entry goes to Classic Fund), one place per seven teams. Plaques to top three teams and big bass. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. Director: Bill Harvey at (706) 828-6427.
Fishing in America
More information on the tournament trail is available from 1 (205) 773-9600.
1998 schedule of Augusta area lakes: Feb. 13-14, Oconee-Sinclair; Feb. 27-28, Eufaula (Ala.-Georgia); March 6-7: West Point; March 13-14: Strom Thurmond (Clarks Hill); March 27-28: Lake Murray, S.C.; April 3-4: Lake Greenwood, S.C.; April 10-11: Lake Wateree, S.C.
Nov. 8 results
Parksville (S.C.) Public Ramp
Robert Williams reporting
The club's top six: Robert W. Williams, Aiken; Jerry Barber, Jackson, S.C.; Wyman Brown, Augusta; Jim Swift, Augusta; Shawn Stanford, Augusta; Darryl Giles, Augusta.
The club, whose new year starts in December, is looking for new members. Those interested may contact Jerry Barber (1 803 471 2551), Robert Williams (1 803-648-3606) or Jim Swift (1 706-860-4422).
Clark Hill Striper Club
Mike Rea reporting
The club is interested in boaters and non-boaters who'd like to join the club. Call Mike Rea at 278-5826 for more information.
Open Team Tournament
Dec. 6, Main Ramp
Fort Gordon Recreation Area
Tracy Thompson reporting
Tournament hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drawing for boat numbers at Augusta Marine on Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. Entry fee $40 per boat, $5 per person big fish pot. Eighty percent payback (one place for every 10 boats). Late registration at the ramp between 5 a.m., and 6:30 a.m., when all teams must be checked in. More information: Richard Smith (706) 860-3789, or Chris Davis (706) 592-5859.
The club is looking for new members. The club meets the first Thursday each month at Shoney's Restaurant on Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez. Prospective members -- either boaters or non-boaters -- can call Tommy Cates (706-863-3097) for more information.
Nov. 8 results
Lake Springs Ramp
Ron Weber reporting
Windy Jiles, five bass, 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Barry Frazier, five bass, 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Ron Weber, four bass, 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Eleven fishermen caught 36 bass weighing 50 pounds, 11 ounces and all were released alive.
Clark Hill Bassmasters
Ralph Barbee reporting
The Clark Hill Bassmasters are still looking for new members. Contact Ralph Barbee at 860-7373 for more information.
Military Bass Anglers Association
Nov. 8, Savannah River
Port Wentworth, Ga.
Jerry Pollard reporting
Dale Hart, Savannah, five bass, 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Joe Wikoff, Eufaula, Ala., five bass, 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Big fish: Wikoff, 2 pounds, 4 ounces. Thirteen fishermen caught 27 bass weighing 35 pounds.
Entry fee is $50 per person. Tournament time is safe light plus eight hours. Tournament partner draw is 30 minutes before official sunrise (check local paper's weather page for official sunrise times).
Dec. 13, Cherokee Boat Ramp. Jan. 10, Lake Springs. Feb. 7, Cherokee. March 7, Lake Springs. March 28, Elijah Clarke. April 18, Amity. May 9, Savannah River, Port Wentworth. June 13-14, Amity.
Contact Jerry Pollard at (706) 541-1288.
Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club
Fort Gordon, Ga.
Entry fee is $10 per member, $20 per non-member, optional $5 big fish pot, with a 60 percent payback. Registration is with the club prior to the tournament or 30 minutes before the event's start. State licenses and Fort Gordon fishing permits required. More information: Fred Perry, 791-8953.
All tournaments in Butler Reservoir unless otherwise noted: Nov. 9, bass tournament, daylight until 2 p.m.; Nov. 23, crappie tournament, daylight until 2 p.m.; Dec. 7, bass tournament, daylight until 2 p.m.; Dec. 21, crappie tournament, daylight until 2 p.m.